The Marriage of Figaro educator materials

MUSIC BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

 

The Marriage of Figaro has been called a perfect opera—an irresistible mix of comedy and drama that delivers insight into the heart and soul of everyday life through a sublime score and compelling characters. Through the genius of Mozart, a joyous comedy exposes the universal truths and complexities of human relationships.


Synopsis

Two servants must outmaneuver the nobleman of the house before they can marry.

 

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CAST AND CREATIVE

CAST
Figaro Michael Sumuel
Susanna Jeanine De Bique *
Count Almaviva Levente Molnár *
Countess Almaviva Jennifer Davis *
Cherubino Serena Malfi *
Doctor Bartolo James Creswell
Marcellina Catherine Cook
Don Basilio Greg Fedderly
Don Curzio Brenton Ryan
CREATIVE
Conductor Henrik Nánási
Director Michael Cavanagh
Set Designer Erhard Rom
Costume Designer Constance Hoffman
Lighting Designer Jane Cox *
Choreographer Lawrence Pech
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

Educator Materials created with assistance by Kathy Angus, Richard Laufman, Natalie Mitchell, Liz Scotta, and Carolyn Spitz.

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THE BUZZ

“The standout among them was bass-baritone Michael Sumuel, who brought luminous tone and theatrical presence.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“[Jeanine] De Bique is an artist of dramatic presence and versatility”
Washington Post

“Henrik Nánási conducts with stylish panache and considerable elegance… Tremendous fun.”
The Guardian